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Original Six showdown set for JLA

Thursday, 01.20.2011 / 3:44 PM / Press Release
By Rick Bowness  - Public Relations Coordinator
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Original Six showdown set for JLA
DETROIT -- The 84-year-old rivalry between the Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks continues this coming weekend, as the second of seven Upper Deck Original Six Games to be staged at Joe Louis Arena in 2010-11 will take place on Saturday, January 22 beginning at 2:00 p.m. (FOX Sports Detroit & 97.1 The Ticket). As part of a season-long promotion, the first 10,000 fans in attendance at this sold-out match will receive a free classic/current NHL trading card set featuring past and present members of both the Red Wings and Blackhawks compliments of The Upper Deck Company, LLC.
 
Saturday’s eight-player card set will include Detroit’s leading goal scorer Johan Franzen and award-winning goaltender Chris Osgood as well as legendary stars from Hockeytown of yesteryear Ted Lindsay and Norm Ullman. Chicago players featured in the set will include Hall of Fame sniper Bobby Hull in addition to reigning Stanley Cup Playoff MVP Jonathan Toews and two-time All-Star Brian Campbell. Each set of cards comes complete with a special 25% discount code that can be used for online purchases made at UpperDeckStore.com.
 
In addition to Upper Deck’s exciting giveaway promotion, fans attending Saturday’s showdown at The Joe will be treated to a special Original Six opening video narrated by Red Wings alumnus Mickey Redmond. Nationally-renowned organist Dave Calendine will also be on hand, tickling the ivories to produce some old-time hockey music, which will provide a suitable soundtrack to one of the NHL’s most historic rivalries. Furthermore, a deluxe Original Six collectable ticket display case will be available for purchase exclusively at the Hockeytown Authentics store located behind section 204A.
 
A complete schedule of upcoming JLA Original Six Games at which special classic/current Upper Deck trading card sets will be distributed can be seen below:
 
Saturday, January 22 vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Monday, February 7 vs. New York Rangers
Sunday, February 13 vs. Boston Bruins
Saturday, March 26 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Monday, March 28 vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Friday, April 8 vs. Chicago Blackhawks
 
Tickets to select Upper Deck Original Six Games can be obtained as part of the Red Wings’ PLAYOFF FEVER 5-PACK, currently available for purchase online (DetroitRedWings.com) and at the Joe Louis Arena Box Office (313-396-7575). 


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